Law students selected for Public Interest Law Fellowships

Nine Wayne State University Law School students are gaining experience and serving a variety of agencies this summer, thanks to the support of the 2017 Public Interest Law Fellowships.

The 2017 fellowship winners and their organizations are:

• Sage Casselman of Jackson, rising second-year student – The Family Law Project.

• Caithraoine De Mott Grady of Hamtramck, rising second-year student – Michigan State Appellate Defender Office.

• Zanah Ghalawanji of Troy, rising third-year student – International Refugee Assistance Project.

• Kristina Gregerson of Garden City, rising third-year student – American Civil Liberties Union.

• Kathryn Kaleth of Bloomfield Hills, rising second-year student – Great Lakes Environmental Law Center.

• Rachel Lerman of Detroit, rising second-year student – New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice.

• Shareece McCauley of Westland, rising third-year student – Michigan Children’s Law Center.

• Rachel McDuffie of Belleville, rising third-year student – Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

• Erin Mette of Detroit, rising third-year student – Natural Resource Defense Council.

Wayne Law created the fellowships in 2009 to give students opportunities to gain practical experience in public interest law before graduation, ease student financial stresses and offer much-needed assistance to organizations providing legal services to underserved constituencies. Fellowship recipients are selected each year by a committee of Wayne Law faculty members, staff and alumni.